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District 21

Francisco Moya

East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport

CITY HALL, NY — On Thursday, the New York City Council unanimously passed Council Member Francisco Moya’s bill to protect drivers from predatory for-hire vehicle lease, rental or purchase agreements to the full Council and establish a “Driver’s Bill of Rights.”

The legislation, Int. 1070-a, allows the Taxi and Limousine Commission authority to require clear and unambiguous disclosure of rules with respect to leasing, rental, lease-to-own and conditional purchases.

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Council Member Moya applauds For-Hire Vehicles Committee for unanimous vote to advance his driver’s Bill of Rights measure.

CITY HALL, NY — On Tuesday, the City Council’s Committee on For-Hire Vehicles unanimously voted to advance Council Member Francisco Moya’s bill to protect drivers from predatory for-hire vehicle lease, rental or purchase agreements to the full Council.

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CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the untimely death of New York State Senator Jose Peralta:

“I am heartbroken and shaken over the tragic news of Senator Jose Peralta’s untimely death. The communities we served together, our colleagues, all of Queens and I are joined in grief today.

“In private, Senator Peralta often had a gentle demeanor.

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Manhattan Borough President and Queens Council Member introduce resolution calling on FCC to reject new limits on local cable franchise agreements.

NEW YORK – On Wednesday, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer and City Council Member Francisco Moya condemned the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to limit local governments’ ability to use cable franchise agreements to benefit local public, educational, and governmental (“PEG”) cable access channels, and introduced a City Council resolution at this week’s Stated Council Meeting calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reject the proposed rules.

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For P.S. 19’s Appreciation Day, little Larry Mendoza created an uncanny miniature model of his Council Member, Francisco Moya

CORONA, NY — On Wednesday morning, Council Member Francisco Moya visited the 2E1 class at P.S. 19Q Marino Jeantet and awarded 7-year-old Larry Mendoza a citation for his “Appreciation Day” school project: A report on Council Member Moya accompanied by an uncanny model of the local elected official that stands about one foot tall.

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CORONA, NY — Police discovered 64-year-old Oswaldo Gomez, known to New York City and her Jackson Heights community as the impenetrably cheerful Ms. Colombia, dead on Wednesday morning at Jacob Riis Park. Police do not suspect foul play and the investigation remains ongoing.

“Ms. Colombia brought life and character to Jackson Heights,” Council Member Francisco Moya said.

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Council Member Francisco Moya honored newly-retired Telemundo 47 news anchor Jorge Ramos with a proclamation from the City Council on Wednesday for his unparalleled career and nearly half a century of service to communities the world over.

CITY HALL, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya presented former Telemundo 47 news anchor Jorge Ramos with a proclamation from the City Council on Wednesday in recognition of an unparalleled career.

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CORONA, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya, Assemblywoman Ari Espinal and members of the Corona community honored local hero Nicholas Pennetti on Saturday, memorializing him with a street co-naming.

“Nicholas Pennetti set a high bar for us here in Corona,” said Council Member Francisco Moya. “His service to his country in World War II made him a war hero, but his life spent in service to Corona, to his family and to God made him a legend in Queens.

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Corona, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya issued the following statement regarding the Department of Buildings’ decision to accept a zoning challenge against the Target slated to open at The Shoppes at 82nd Street:

“It’s been obvious from day one that the Target slated to open at the Shoppes at 82nd Street near the border of Elmhurst and Jackson Heights would have devastating effects on local businesses and the character of these neighborhoods.

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Council Member Francisco Moya to file resolution calling on the New York State Department of Labor to eliminate the tipped minimum wage and raise the tipped workers up to state minimum wage.

CITY HALL, NY — Council Member Francisco Moya, Assemblywoman Ari Espinal, organized labor groups and worker’s rights organizations called on the New York State Department of Labor to eliminate the tipped credit and raise all tipped workers up to the state’s full minimum wage on Tuesday.

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